By Marsha Yelick

Special to the Trail-Gazette
C
ommon Cents
Counts, the
Library’s grant
funded financial
literacy program, is offer-
ing a new class to assist
people in that dreaded—
but necessary—task of
keeping a budget. The
classes will be offered in
the new computer lab on
Monday, July 14 at 9:30
a.m. and again on Tuesday,
July 15 at 7 p.m.
Sadly, most people don’t
keep a budget. If you ask
them, they have a favorite
excuse. People who don’t
track their expenses usual-
ly say, “I don’t have the
time,” “I’m really bad at
math,” “After paying my
bills, there’s no money left
to track,” “I don’t want to
think about money,” ”I
tried once and it didn’t
work,” ” I keep track of
money in my head.” With-
out a budget, the average
U.S. consumer practices a
fairly careless, cavalier
financial lifestyle, living
paycheck to paycheck, sav-
ing little for the future, and
accumulating a pile of per-
sonal debt.
But now there is automa-
tion. With a simple spread-
sheet on your favorite com-
puter, a budget is neither
hard nor time consuming.
This new class will give
you a second chance to put
your financial life in order.
The class will introduce
participants to two areas of
learning. First, there will
be computer learning - a
brief introduction to using
a spreadsheet. The basic
functions needed for bud-
get keeping are simple no
matter what spreadsheet
program or computer type
you use. We’ll use the
Library’s Macs and an
Excel spreadsheet to
See EXCEL, pg. 12
Manage your budget on Excel spreadsheet
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Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6 p.m.
• July 5: White Water Ramble.
Bluegrass. Elk Meadow Lodge.
6:30 p.m.
• July 5: Cowboy Brad Fitch. Folk &
Country. Masonic Lodge. 7 p.m.
• July 5: Gary Hall. Acoustic. Rock
Inn. 7 p.m.
• July 5: Angus Mohr. Highland
Rock & Roll. Lonigans Pub & Grill. 9
p.m.
• July 6: Sarah Caton. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 5 p.m.
• July 6: Magician Bradley Mayhew.
Magic. Barlow Plaza. 5:30 p.m.
• July 9: Campfire Sing-ALong with
Brad Fitch. Folk & Western. YMCA.
7 p.m.
• July 10: Alex Thoele. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
• July 10: Ladies Night with Dennis-
Tobias Band. Estes Park Resort. 7
p.m.
• July 10: Summer Song Fest.
Variety of Singer/Songwriters.
Performance Park. 7 p.m.
• July 11: Nancy Cook. Acoustic.
Barlow Plaza. 5:30 p.m.
• July 11: Flynn and Co. Band. Rock
& Folk. Rock Inn 9 p.m.
Music &
Entertainment
• Bingo. Every Tuesday & Thursday.
American Legion. 7 p.m.
• Trivia Night. Every Wed. Longz. 7
p.m.
• Open Mic. Every Wed. Lonigans.
9 p.m.
• Karaoke. Every Friday & Sat.
Lonigans. 9 p.m.
• Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad
Fitch. Bond Park. Every Sun, Mon,
Tues. 7 p.m.
• July 4: Dennis-Tobias Band. Rock.
Crags Lodge. 12 p.m.
• July 4: Jack & Gary. Acoustic.
Barlow Plaza. 5:30 p.m.
• July 4: Ray Young. Jazz Piano.
Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6 p.m.
• July 4: Dennis-Tobias Band. Rock.
Estes Park Resort. 6:30 p.m.
• July 4: Estes Park Village Band
Patriotic Concert. Classic Marches.
7 p.m.
• July 5: Branden Sipes. Acoustic.
Barlow Plaza. 5:30 p.m.
• July 5: Professional Bull Riders
Rodeo Finale Party with Dennis-
Tobias Band. Fairgrounds. 5:30p.m.
• July 5: Ray Young. Jazz Piano.
livemusic
Ray Young
plays jazz pia-
no at Nicky’s
Steakhouse.
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10 • JULY 4, 2014 • ESTES PARK INSIDE & OUT
By Kurtis Kelly
Special to the Trail-Gazette
W
ith an extraor-
dinary and
profound his-
tory, Greece
and its capital city Athens
remain alive today with cul-
ture and beauty. Under-
standing the history of this
remarkable region to gain
clues into its contemporary
society, as well a glimpse
into its future, is the focus
of the next program in the
Estes Valley Library’s “Our
Wonderful World” series,
with guest Dr. Spense Hav-
lick, a specialist in this
region who has made more
than 18 study tours to
Greece.
The program takes place
on Tuesday (a departure
from the traditional Mon-
day), July 8 at 7 p.m. at
National Park Village, next
to The Other Side Restau-
rant and below Country
Supermarket at 900
Moraine Avenue. Admis-
sion is free and open to all.
Titled “Athens and
Greece, Her Past, Present,
Athens andGreece: tracing
thepast, unlockingthefuture
and Future”, the presenta-
tion by Professor Havlick
will bring attendees on a
photo-journey to spectacu-
lar Greece in its antiquity,
then spotlight contempo-
rary Athens and its islands.
The program will invite dis-
covery into whether the
rich geological and Biblical
history of Greece, along
with its long-studied
mythology, can all offer
clues to its future.
Within his many study
tours, Dr. Havlick has had
the opportunity to meet
and work with Constanti-
nos Doxiadis, a city plan-
ner of the region. Havlick
has led group trips to
Greece for more than 30
years. He is a Professor
Emeritus at the University
of Colorado and is the
author of books and films
on environmental planning,
urban design, and natural
hazards. Beyond his many
travels to Greece, Dr. Hav-
lick has photographed on
seven continents.
The “Our Wonderful
World” is presented as a
learning and storytelling
opportunity that celebrates
magnificent destinations
near and far. The Library
offers a special thank-you
to the Scott and Katie
Webermeier and the staff
of National Park Village for
their generosity in once
again providing this year’s
event space. For more
information on the Our
Wonderful World series
and other upcoming pro-
grams, contact the library
at (970) 586-8116 or visit
estesvalleylibrary.org
Courtesy Photo / Estes Park Trail-Gazette
The July 8 Wonderful World program will take attendees to Greece.
ESTES PARK INSIDE & OUT • JULY 4, 2014 • 11
excel frompage 9
review the basic functions
used in any spreadsheet
program.
Then we’ll get to the
task of budget learning -
reviewing why it’s so
important, exploring the
major challenges involved,
and finally, viewing a typi-
cal household budget.
Every participant will be
able to see and work with
a real budget on the com-
puter.
The Excel template can
be easily adapted or re-
created in another spread-
sheet program of your
choice.
You can email yourself a
copy for further work at
home – or put it on a flash
drive and carry it home to
your computer. You can
do the personal work at
home after you’ve tried
the various exercises dur-
ing the seminar.
We’ll work together on
the steps necessary to
customize the spread-
sheet for your own use.
You will go through the
steps of recording some
example expenses and
reviewing the result -
showing how the informa-
tion is a powerful guide to
prioritizing personal finan-
cial goals. Budgets pro-
vide some amazing infor-
mation about your
spending habits and pro-
vide guide posts for future
work.
This is an ideal seminar
for anyone who wants to
begin or accelerate a path
to personal financial sani-
ty. A budget will help any-
one earn more than you
spend and sleep better at
night.
Put a few new tools in
your arsenal of financial
skills by registering for
one of these seminars.
Visit the events calendar
online at estesvalleyli-
brary.org or call the
library at (970) 586-8116
to register for your seat
on either July 14 at 9:30
a.m. or July 15 at 7 p.m.
I’
m in Meeteetse,
Wyoming as I write
this. I’m scheduled
to do some enter-
taining after the Cody, Wyo-
ming rodeo parade. Since the
motel being provided doesn’t
become available until tomor-
row night, I though I’d save
some money by staying some-
where other than Cody, dur-
ing it’s big rodeo weekend.
So I picked Meeteetse.
Catherine and I have passed
through here several times on
our way to the gathering
there every April, and
thought it looked like an inter-
esting place. And we are
right, tis a neat little western
town.
I ate supper at the Cowboy
bar, where they also serve
meals. When I pulled in, the
first thing I noticed was that
pickup parked ahead of me
had Montana license plates.
When I got inside there were
three people sitting at the bar.
All from Montana. After say-
ing howdy to everyone and
talking about everything and
nothing, I found out one of
the bosses they work for just
bought a cafe in my home
town of White Sulpnur
Springs, Montana. Catherine
often says that people from
Montana have some sort of a
magnet that draws them to
one another. I guess I can’t
deny it.
After eating, I walked down
the wooden sidewalk to the
other open establishment, a
bar/restaurant. I front of it
was a trailer loaded with five
horses, all saddled, three of
them with lariat ropes tied
hard and fast to the saddle
horns. The other thwo had
ropes on the saddles and the
saddles were different sizes,
from very small, to not so
small and a little bigger, to full
sized saddles, all well used.
Inside was a family of five,
Dad, Mom, a young man
about 12 or 13 and two young-
er girls, the youngest about 5
or 6. All had spurs, worn
wranglers, and Mom and Dad
and the young man had leath-
er gloves either in their hind
pocket, or in the case of
Mom, in her hat. All five hats
were lying beside each wear-
ers chair, upside down, like
they are supposed to be.
There were smiles on every
dirty, tanned face. Cowboys?
Yup I’d say so.
The wooden sidewalk made
me think of my home town
when I was growing up.
There is something special
about walking on a wooden
sidewalk. Even lying flat on
the ground, there is a western
sound to your footsteps.
I remember Diamond
Tony’s shoeshine stand along-
side of the pool hall/ shooting
gallery. You could smell the
shoe polish and hear Tony’s
broken english as he brushed
a brilliant shine on someone’s
worn out boots, hear the .22’s
being fired, and get a wisp of
gunpowder from Sully’s gal-
lery. If you stopped, you hear
the clicking and clacking of
the pool balls hitting each oth-
er as someone broke the
rack.
On down the sidewalk was
Western Clothing which had
wooden stairs where your
footsteps were even louder.
I can still hear spur chains
clinking as a ranch hand
strode down those wooden
sidewalks.
In case you didn’t know (I
didn’t), Meeteetse means
meeting of the Chiefs.
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Perry the Pun Master
For the Trail-Gazette
T
he Estes Valley
Library is hosting
an all-day workshop
beginning at 9:00 am
on Saturday, July 12 to
encourage the storytelling
abilities innate in all individ-
uals. The July 12 workshop
will be especially focused
on helping participants tell
and record their flood-relat-
ed stories from last fall—
with the invitation for
attendees who so choose to
submit their stories for a
Flood Anniversary remem-
brance project in Septem-
ber.
The July 12 workshop is
free, and advance sign-up is
required to ensure seating.
Registration may be done at
estesvalleylibrary.org.
The day will include two
sessions, with a break for
lunch. The morning session
from 9 am to noon is titled
“Introduction to Oral Story-
telling”. Participants will
hear sample forms of oral
stories and discuss the best
techniques for the telling of
memories in spoken word.
After lunch, participants
will re-convene at 1 p.m. in
the library’s computer
classroom to explore the
best avenues for transform-
ing their spoken works into
a recorded file. For some,
the choice may be as sim-
ple as voice recording. Oth-
ers may choose to expand
their digital file to include
photographs or music.
Leading the workshop
will be Dr. Jo Anne Olleren-
shaw of Estes Park. Dr.
Ollerenshaw is a profes-
sional storyteller whose
career has included work-
ing with students in nurtur-
ing their innate storytelling
gifts. Additionally, she has
worked with a number of
digital platforms in utilizing
technology for multimedia
formats related to story
See WORKSHOP, pg. 16
Library workshopintroduces oral
anddigital storytellingtechniques
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H
ere we are, already
to our national cel-
ebration of the 4th
of July. It’s Inde-
pendence Day for all of us to
enjoy with our families and
friends. Now that’s a loaded
word, independence. How’s
this for a definition; free
from the influence, guid-
ance, or control of another,
others or something’s in
your life. Is it possible to live
completely independent lives
and not be influenced by the
bad things? I bet there are a
number of things that each
of us wish we could get our-
selves independent from.
Could you, would you be
able to become independent
from eating fatty foods, from
being sedentary, from drink-
ing alcohol, from watching
too much T.V., from smok-
ing, from being in an
unhealthy relationship, from
addictions, etc. Maybe this
should be the holiday where
we make new resolutions
and make certain changes in
our lives towards becoming
more independent from
those bad health and life-
style habits. This is just a
thought I’m having as I work
on this 4th of July article.
Here are Four - 4th of July
facts and healthy reminders
to help you survive the holi-
day.
Fact 1: Did you know that
the 4th of July is the biggest
beer drinking holiday of the
year. There is more beer
sold on and around this holi-
day that any other holiday,
it’s a true fact that I found on
a government statistic sight.
Wow, so while you celebrate
this holiday I’d like to
encourage you to be smart,
safe and to drink responsi-
bly. Typically the 4th brings
along barbecuing outside on
a hot grill, playing with fire-
works, increased eating and
socializing with good and
not-so-good friends. So be
careful and don’t play with
anything that alcohol might
make very dangerous to
your health and body.
Fact 2: Did you know that
the 4th of July is the busiest
day of the year for eye sur-
geons and others who treat
accidental trauma injuries.
There are about 8500 fire-
works related injuries each
year in the US and 2000 of
these injuries are eye inju-
ries. One-third of these inju-
ries cause permanent eye
damage and one-fourth
cause vision-loss or blind-
ness. The most dangerous
fireworks are bottle rockets,
because they fly erratically
and often cause injuries to
bystanders. The bottles and
cans used to launch bottle
rockets often shatter and
shower fragments of glass
and metal everywhere. Spar-
klers cause three quarters of
the injuries to pre-schoolers
because they find them irre-
sistible and want to hold
them and touch them.
So be smart and follow
these simple guidelines this
4th. Never allow kids to play
with fireworks (including
sparklers) without being
supervised by a responsible
adult. View public fireworks
from a minimum of 500 to a
quarter of a mile distance.
Respect safety barriers set
up by the pyrotechnicians
and if you find an unexplod-
ed firework, don’t touch it.
Remember that firework
injuries can be devastating
and they are preventable.
Fact 3: Its barbecue day
and with all those grills fir-
ing up, comes all the fixings
and wonderful side dishes
that are not low in fat and
calories. So you need to treat
this holiday like you do any
other holiday where the cele-
brating is centered around
eating. Keep in mind that
you don’t need to over eat.
Take reasonable portions on
your plate and try to refrain
from going back for sec-
onds, thirds or more. Plan
your strategy, to burn off a
few more calories than nor-
mal on that day or the next
day. It is a holiday, so enjoy
the day and all the food and
get back to your normal eat-
ing patterns on Sunday.
Fact 4: Are you worried
about the cancer-causing
compounds that are caused
by barbecuing? A couple of
tips to reduce this is to try to
minimize how long the meat
you cook remains on the
grill by pre-cooking indoors
prior to finishing on the grill,
also not eating any of the
charbroiled pieces of the
meat. There is evidence that
marinating your meat can
reduce the cancer-causing
compounds by acting like a
“barrier” to the carcinogens
entering the meat. Leaner
cuts of meat, trimmed from
their extra fat are also ways
to reduce this problem.
I hope you have a healthy,
happy and fun 4th of July.
High Altitude
Health
Deborah Holmes
MedX of Estes
Have a happy, healthy
and safe 4th of July
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By John Cordsen
Trail-Gazette
A
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series celebrating
some of the most
acclaimed sci-
ence-fiction films, all based
on books, is continuing this
month at the Estes Valley
Library. The series
resumes on Friday, July 11
at 6:30 p.m. with a screen-
ing of “I, Robot” starring
Will Smith, and based on
the famed book by Isaac
Asimov.
Celebrating its 10th anni-
versary this summer,
2004’s “I, Robot” is inspired
by the stories in Isaac Asi-
mov’s nine-story anthology
of the same name. In the
future presented in the
film, humans have become
exceedingly dependent on
robots in their everyday
lives. Robots have become
more and more advanced,
but each one is prepro-
grammed to always obey
humans and to, under no
circumstances, ever harm
a human. So, when a scien-
tist turns up dead and a
humanoid robot is the
main suspect, the world is
left to wonder if they are as
safe around their electronic
servants as previously
thought. Will Smith stars
as Del Spooner, a cop
assigned to the murder
investigation.
The film is designed to
appeal to both sci-fi and
non-sci-fi fans alike. Isaac
Asimov’s rules of robots—
a robot can never harm a
human, a robot must obey
all orders from a human
unless it conflicts with the
first law, and a robot must
protect itself unless doing
so conflicts with the first
two laws—are respectfully
integrated into the action-
packed story, which is bol-
stered by excellent special
effects and by Smith’s
charismatic lead perfor-
mance.
“I, Robot” is rated PG-13.
The sci-fi creations in the
series were designed to be
seen on the big screen, and
the line-up offers an oppor-
tunity to enjoy recent and
classic films in a new light.
Movie-goers are encour-
aged to seek out the stories
behind the films and to
pick up a reading log to
inspire summer reading.
The program’s science-
theme “Literary Elements”
helped inspire the science
and science-fiction themes
this summer.
Sci-fi Fridays will con-
clude on Friday, Aug. 1 at
6:30 p.m. with a screening
of 1959s “Journey to the
Center of the Earth”.
Complimentary snacks
and refreshments will be
on hand courtesy of the
Friends of the Library.
For more information,
contact the library at (970)
586-8116 or visit estesval-
leylibrary.org
‘Sci-Fi Fridays’ continue
at library with‘I, Robot’
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ing copies of the next book
in the series, “Pudd’nhead
Wilson” by Mark Twain
are now available for par-
ticipants in that July 29 dis-
cussion.
No sign-up is necessary
for July 9. Sign-up is rec-
ommended for July 29.
For more information
about these events, visit
estesvalleylibrary.org or
call the library at (970)
586-8116.
The summer reading
programs are made possi-
ble by support from the
Friends of the Library.
The book’s author, Hugh
Aldersey-Williams departs
from the traditional “Peri-
odic Table” to sort them
into five groups: Power,
Fire, Craft, Beauty, Earth.
Via images and excerpts,
librarian Kurtis Kelly
offers a lively summary of
this entertaining read.
Advance reading of the
book is not required to
enjoy the program.
“Periodic Tales” is forth-
coming in the library’s col-
lection and may also be
acquired through the inter-
library loan system. Read-
“Periodic Tales: a Cultural
History of the Elements
from Arsenic to Zinc”.
The one-hour program
takes place on Wednesday,
June 9 at 7 p.m. at the
library.
From europium (Eu)
being a semi-secret ele-
ment in the euro currency
to the cobalt (Co) blue of
medieval cathedral glass,
“Periodic Tales” takes the
elements out of the chem-
istry lab and explores how
they are part of our daily
lives, sometimes visibly,
sometimes invisibly.
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preservation. She holds a
degree in science education
from the University of Iowa.
Her website may be found
at www.sciencestorytell-
er.com
This workshop is the first
in a series of sessions dur-
ing July and August to
invite the preservation of
flood stories. The effort is
designed to augment our
understanding of a shared
disaster as well as our com-
munity’s resilient recovery.
For more information about
this or other upcoming
workshops, visit estesval-
leylibrary.org or call (970)
586-8116.
By Kurtis Kelly
Special to the Trail-Gazette
T
he first of three fea-
tured book talks
begin next week at
the Estes Valley
Library.
The events help spot-
light the first-ever summer
reading program for
adults, which is now offer-
ing reading logs and read-
ing incentives. These three
book talks are free and
open to the public.
Librarian Kurtis Kelly
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tion on the recent book
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